Water-Bike Around Simon’s Town + the False Bay Coast

Water-Bike Around Simon’s Town + the False Bay Coast

Encounter an array of marine life on an exhilarating water-bike tour!

For centuries, the Cape coastline has intrigued seafarers, explorers, cartographers, and the like, who braved our shores in the hope of exciting discoveries. Our coastline continues to fascinate young and old, visitors and tourists seeking new (and exciting) ways to explore the waters that surround our magnificent Mother City.

Hopping aboard a yacht is all very civilised, surfing is quite site-specific, swimming is tiring! Enter water bikes – fabulous water cycles that have created quite a splash!

What exactly is water-biking?

It’s a unique ocean activity, and one of the most exciting and fun ways to experience the ocean – particularly in the Simon’s Town area, which is known for its rich marine life and spectacular views of Table Mountain.

Water bikes are silent, and do not emit any emissions, as they do not require fuel, allowing riders to explore safely and quietly, without leaving an environmental footprint.

Water-bike route

After departing from Cape Town Water Bikes’ launching facility at the Simon’s Town pier, you’ll meander past the yacht basin and naval base into the open ocean. Then, you’ll ride along a scenic stretch of coastline, alongside a knowledgeable crew on their nearby guide boat.

You might be lucky enough to meet playful Cape fur seals, whales during season, and various sea birds along the way.

Water Bike Whale

Good to know

    • Times for the one-hour tour are 9am; 10.30am; 12pm; 1.30pm.
    • Please contact Cape Town Water Bikes by 4pm the day before your scheduled tour to make sure they have your correct contact number and country dialing code.
    • Before your tour starts you’ll be given a buoyancy aid.
    • Tours are subject to weather conditions.
    • You must be 13 years or older in order to waterbike, and teens must be accompanied by an adult. There is also a minimum height requirement of five feet (one and a half metres) so that the pedals can be reached safely.
    • Maximum weight is 110 kg

Cost R490 (1 hour)
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Simon's Town Pier Simon’s Town Western Cape